Chez L'Ami Jean

Restaurants, French 7e arrondissement
5 out of 5 stars
© L'Ami Jean
© L'Ami Jean

This long-running Basque address is an ongoing hit thanks to chef Stéphane Jégo. Excellent bread from baker Jean-Luc Poujauran is a perfect nibble when slathered with a tangy, herby fromage blanc - as are starters of sautéed baby squid on a bed of ratatouille. Tender veal shank comes de-boned with a lovely side of baby onions and broad beans with tiny cubes of ham, and house-salted cod is soaked, sautéed and doused with an elegant vinaigrette. There's a great wine list, and some lovely Brana eau de vie should you decide to linger.

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Venue name: Chez L'Ami Jean
Address: 27 rue Malar
Opening hours: noon-2pm, 7-10pm Tue-Sat. Closed Aug
Transport: Metro: Invalides or La Tour-Maubourg
Price: Main courses €20. Prix fixe Lunch €32. Dinner €75
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